Support for PS 89’s Annual Run for Knowledge

The Verdesian and Solaire are annual donors to PS 89 Liberty School’s Run for Knowledge - which will have its 19th Annual event on Friday, October 12th.

PS 89 is a zoned elementary school serving students from northern Battery Park City in grades Pre-K through fifth.

The Run, a one mile fun-run along the Battery Party City Esplanade, is open to all and all proceeds go directly to the schools. It raises critical funds that enable the schools to provide music and arts programming, enhance science and math teaching.

"Founding Principal Veronica Najjar is in her 20th year at the helm, and her vision of a progressive, inclusive, inquiry-based education still guides the school. As word of its stellar reputation has spread, families now come to PS 89 from all over the world – Japan, China, Korea, Israel, Spain, the UK, and South America.

Like all New York City public schools, PS 89 has been hit with budget cuts over the last five years, and it relies on donations from parents and corporate sponsors to maintain its enrichment programs."

Donor dollars fund many initiatives including: Author and illustrator visits, books for the school library, visiting dance companies and music programs, after school instrumental music classes, visits from live animal and bird programs and the NY Hall of Science, as well as technology upgrades.

Happy children being read to - Verdesian sponsors PS89 Liberty Schools for initiatives like author visits